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    For nearly 65 years, Disneyland was a place where millions came for a joyful reprieve from the outside world. Then the coronavirus hit, and Fantasyland became impossible. Walt Disney Co. shut down its two theme parks and three hotels in Anaheim on March 13, furloughing tens of thousands of workers and vowing not to reopen until a safe plan to move forward was ready. The theme parks are still closed, but Disney’s retail center, Downtown Disney, reopened this week to...
    California officials announced Friday that an additional 8,000 inmates would be released early from state prisons in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among both inmates and staff. “We’re glad the Governor is taking action to release more people. This is absolutely critical for the health and safety of every Californian. Too many people are incarcerated for too long in facilities that spread poor health. Supporting the health and safety of all Californians means releasing people...
    California will release around 8,000 prison inmates early in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in state correctional facilities, with more than half expected to return to society by the end of July, officials said Friday. The move will allow prisons to use the extra space to impose social distancing rules, isolation and quarantine measures, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. “These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of...
    Coronavirus cases continue to rise in California, breaking new records for hospitalizations, new cases, and deaths. The spread of the virus is accelerating, but worsening outbreaks are concentrated in some parts of the state. To see where the virus is spreading, we calculated the rate of new cases in each county, the number of cases reported in the previous 14 days per 10,000 residents, then mapped that data over time. The animated map shows how — and when — the...
    As many as 8,000 inmates could be released from California prisons as the coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the state correctional system, the states Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Friday. This is absolutely critical for the health and safety of every Californian. Too many people are incarcerated for too long in facilities that spread poor health, Jay Jordan, executive director of Californians for Safety and Justice, said in a statement. The decision comes days after the prison systems top medical...
    Medical staff wearing full PPE push a stretcher with a deceased patient to a car outside of the Covid-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas.Go Nakamura | Getty Images Reported coronavirus-related deaths appear to be on the rise in Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and some other states that are struggling to contain rapidly expanding outbreaks, a CNBC analysis of data collected by Johns Hopkins University shows.  After peaking at an...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced (CDCR) announced new programs that will allow for the early release of up to 8,000 inmates by the end of August to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as outbreaks continue to flare up across the state prison system.These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff, Ralph Diaz, Secretary for the CDCR, said in a press release...
    Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder of Twitter, is donating $3 million to help fund a group of guaranteed income pilot programs that will put cash directly in the hands of Americans who need it the most in more than a dozen cities across the United States.  The recipient, an organization called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, founded last month, is a network of mayors who say they believe all Americans should have an income floor, also known as a universal basic...
    SACRAMENTO —  As many as 8,000 California prisoners could be released ahead of schedule in an unprecedented attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 inside state prisons, with more than half of the releases expected by the end of the month. The announcement on Friday by top advisers to Gov. Gavin Newsom offered stark evidence of the dire health conditions at several California prisons. On Monday, the top medical officer for the state prison system was removed from his...
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    SACRAMENTO (AP) – California officials will soon release another 3,100 inmates from state prisons in response to the coronavirus pandemic and in all now plans to release a total of more than 10,000 inmates, or nearly 10 percent of prisoners, as Gov. Gavin Newsom responds to intensifying pressure from advocates, lawmakers and federal judges. The latest step, outlined in a memo Thursday, is projected to soon free about 3,100 inmates by granting most a one-time three-month credit. It follows other...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis at 10 a.m. PT. Personal care service businesses will begin operation Monday, July 13. Today officials will discuss the Personal Care Services Directive which includes hair salons, barber shops, and other similar business. Also, they will explain the Social Distance Protocol that all businesses must file as the county moves into another phase of operating during the pandemic. Related...
    Half of California’s 58 counties are now on the state’s coronavirus watchlist as the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to approach unprecedented levels. The state on Thursday set a one-day record with 9,816 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 137 related deaths — the second highest totals on a single day since the pandemic began, officials said. Statewide, there have been more than 302,000 confirmed coronavirus infections and nearly 6,900 deaths. Los Angeles County added 1,750 new cases...
    For three weeks, nearly every day has brought with it a record number of cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in California. Now, after back-to-back days of record-setting death tolls, the state has now experienced its deadliest seven-day period of the pandemic. Another 135 Californians perished from the virus Thursday, according to data compiled by this news organization, just shy of the record set Wednesday but more than any other day before that. With it, the seven-day average climbed to 84...
    An exclusive Eyewitness News poll asked Californians about the possibility of students returning to school this fall, to which one in five parents said campuses should not reopen at all this year.Among the respondents, 21% said schools should remain closed -- while 25% said there should be remote learning only.Hybrid learning is supported by 34% of those polled, and only 10% said they support strictly in person classes.Ten percent said they were not sure.President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to...
    An exclusive Eyewitness News poll asked parents in California about the possibility students returning to school this fall, to which one in five said campuses should not reopen at all this year.Among the respondents, 21% said schools should remain closed -- while 25% said there should be remote learning only.Hybrid learning is supported by 34% of those polled, and only 10% said they support strictly in person classes.Ten percent said they were not sure.President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to...
    A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) After the coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 1,800 inmates and staff, San Quentin State Prison has converted a warehouse and erected tents to treat the ill.  There are currently nine tents that have been set up on the prison’s baseball field. Each...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE, July 8, 12 p.m.: Three more California counties have been added to the watch list, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced during a Wednesday press conference. Napa, San Benito and Yolo counties have all been added. See the full list below.As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored...
    Hundreds of people were seen lining up as early as 5 a.m. – and some the night before – for the 10 a.m. reopening of Downtown Disney District on Thursday, even as coronavirus cases are spiking in California. According to the pictures, most guests appeared to be socially distancing. DISNEY PARKS RELEASES CORONAVIRUS SAFETY MEASURES BEFORE DISNEY WORLD REOPENING Hundreds of people were seen lining up as early as 5 a.m. – and some the night before – for the 10...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know — KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories so you can start your day with the latest updated developments. Good News — Neighbors Helping Neighbors Castro Valley Girl Launches Facebook Fundraiser to Save Oakland Zoo...
    Florida, Texas and California — three of the states hit hardest by the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic — all set new records for the daily number of deaths from the virus on Thursday, signaling that that recent spike in cases is beginning to take its toll. Florida reported 120 new deaths, as the state has quickly become one of the worlds epicenters for the virus. Texas reported that it had suffered 105 COVID-19 deaths, breaking its record that it had set just...
    The U.S. reported more than 64,000 cases of the coronavirus Thursday, a record high number, filling up intensive care units in hospitals in the country’s hard-hit West and South, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease official, has urged governors to delay their re-opening plans in order to bring a halt to the surges in the virus. Johns Hopkins University reported early Friday that there were more than 12 million global cases of the...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials said Thursday that California will shelter wildfire evacuees in hotels, require temperature checks and make other changes to protect people from COVID-19 as the state battles an increase in blazes during the pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak presents a new challenge to the longstanding wildfire problem in California, a state that has experienced some of the most destructive fires in recent years. With the potential for the coronavirus to spread at fire...
    Not complying with public health and safety measures just got costly in Yolo County. After seeing a more than 200% spike in coronavirus cases in the past month, Yolo County officials passed an ordinance allowing code officers to fine businesses up to $10,000 for not complying with state and county health orders, including not wearing a mask. The ordinance, which went into effect Tuesday, is the first enforcement pledge by a Northern California county. Several Southern California cities, including West...
    The U.S. reported more than 64,000 cases of the coronavirus Thursday, a record high number, overwhelming intensive care units in hospitals in the country’s hard-hit West and South, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease official, has urged governors to delay their re-opening plans in order to bring a halt to the surges in the virus. Johns Hopkins University reported early Friday that there were more than 12 million global cases of the virus....